Bob McKeever’s Norton Racing Team from Maryland to Bring Four Classic Bikes Including 1937 Norton
DENVER, Colo. (March 28, 2012) – The lineup for the Historic Moto Grand Prix at this year’s Triumph Big Kahuna Atlanta is growing by the day. Vintage racing veteran Alex McLean is the latest edition to the paddock, which will feature classic race motorcycles and former road racing champions in a special section of Braselton, Ga.’s Road Atlanta main paddock for the April 20-22, 2012 Triumph Big Kahuna Atlanta.
McLean and Bob McKeever’s Norton Racing Team will be heading to the track with a four-machine stable of classic motorcycles including a Pre-40 Race Championship 1937 Norton, a 1948 Gardengate Norton Manx as raced at Daytona, as well as an original 1961 Norton Manx Featherbed Short Stroke and a 2011 replica of the same machine.
“Bob McKeever’s Norton Race Team is thrilled to show and parade their race bikes at the Triumph Big Kahuna Atlanta in April,” said McLean. “I’ll be riding the Nortons, while guru mechanic Nobby Clark makes sure everything is in tune. Bob McKeever, only 92 years old, will see if his leathers still fit for some photo opportunities. Why not get a SuperBike/ SuperSport racer to bridge the gap and do a few laps? The invitation is open…”
Bob McKeever’s Norton Racing Team not only has world-class vintage race machines, but is also full of world-renowned racing talent. Team owner McKeever, who earned a 14th place finish in the 1948 running of the Daytona 200, is joined by Nobby Clark, the famed mechanic and tuner for greats Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, Kenny Roberts and more, and the team is managed by Rob McKeever.
“The caliber of vintage motorcycles and raw racing talent that will be participating in the Historic Moto Grand Prix is just astounding,” said Cameron Gray, CEO of M1 PowerSports. “I don’t know that there has been a gathering of the world greats like this since the heyday of American motorcycle road racing. This part of the Triumph Big Kahuna Atlanta is sure to be a fan favorite.”
Tickets for the Big Kahuna Atlanta are available now and start at just $20. Every ticket includes free parking and paddock access. For more information, visit http://www.m1powersports.com/big-kahuna-atlanta/.
About Historic Moto Grand Prix: The Historic Moto Gran Prix (HMGP) is organized and led by former AMA Pro racer Bill Brown. It is designed as an alternate forum for both acknowledged classics like Manx Nortons and MV Agustas, and is also looking to draw more recent “classic” racers including the likes of Yamaha’s legendary water-cooled, two-stroke TZ750 as successfully raced by the like of Giacomo Agostini, Kenny Roberts and Dale Singleton. Home-built and replica race models are highly encouraged to join! HMGP is the perfect place to share motorsports history of many genres and organize truly world-class gentleman’s racing. There are still opportunities to be featured as part of the Historic Moto Grand Prix display area at the Big Kahuna Atlanta, anyone with a classic/vintage race motorcycle that is interested in participating should contact Bill Brown at 404-379-6091 or visit the Historic Moto Grand Prix landing page on the M1 PowerSports website, located at http://www.m1powersports.com/historic-moto-grand-prix/.
About M1 PowerSports, formerly M1 Entertainment: A Denver-based company, M1 PowerSports has been working in motorsports for over 16 years. Originally spawned from Daniels Corporation under the name FAST, the fledgling company was heavily involved in television production for car and motorcycle racing. With the birth of Speedvision, FAST morphed into Race Promotion Management (RPM) and is now operating as M1 PowerSports with many of the same staff still in place. We still sell advertising for Speed, sell merchandise under the brand Moto 1 and promote our own events, keeping us busy year-round! For more information, please call 303-377-3278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.